FRANKFURT (Sep. 20)
The decisive role of Martin Bormann–Nazi deputy fuehrer who was sentenced to death in absentia by the Allied Military Tribunal at Nuremberg–in the genocide of European Jewry is related and demonstrated in a new 250-page book published today.
The book, “Martin Bormann, Hitler’s Shadow,” was written by Josef Wulf, Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent in Berlin. The first biography of Hitler’s deputy, the book gives a character sketch of one of the most influential, ruthless and unscrupulous Nazi bureaucrats. The author, himself a survivor of the Auschwitz murder factory, has gained a solid reputation as a careful and accurate writer on recent contemporary history, particularly as it involved the fate of European Jewry.
The book notes that Bormann’s fate is uncertain. He was reported killed with Hitler in the final days of the collapsing Nazi empire in 1945 but he has also since been reported seen in various South American cities. None of the reports have ever been confirmed.